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i:  , , The Message -- for Catholk of Southwestern Indiana Nig00,Lt Out Serra Club sponsors annual event for religious 75 religious sisters attended the annual Sisters' Night Out on May 12 which was the Evansville Serra Club. which featured pizza and bowling, is designed to express "gratitude to all in this diocese," explained Benedictine Sister Mary Emma Jochum, diocesan ! of religious education. is for all sisters who serw,  and minister in the diocese and all communities pp :g, DRE at Christ the King Church, Evansville, and her six children were re- providing door prizes for everv one who attended. During the evening, special given to the late Fritz tlerning for "'all he had done for the Sisters in the past," Emma said. i/ ii!i i  :iili  Sisters Mary Dolores Gaesser, left, Annette Mandabach, Mary Hillary Fehribach Wildeman enjoy a game of cards during the annual Sisters' Night Out May 12. 3 Built in 1825 for Noon Day Stage Coach Stop & Trading Post OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AS OLDEST RESTAURANT IN INDIANA LES NORTH OF EVANSVILLE EAST OF US 41 ON OLD STATE ROAD STAGE COACH STOp in the Original Log Room -: that Abraham Lincoln was =n -in November 1844 DINNERs SERVED by Ala Carte Menu - or FAMILY STYLE for 4 or More Draught Beer- Wine - Cocktails ,,, DINING ROOM SEATING 500 mrving Dinner from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday Closed Sunday and Monday Evansville Telephone 867-3216 and RITA ELPERS, proprietors Benedictine Sister Ebba Limberger enjoys a game of bowling during the annual Sisters' Night Out May 12. Pope asks women religious to bring love to all situations VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope John Paul II asked women religious to bring their love and dedication to all situations where life is threatened or derided. "Your particular vocation ... must express itself on the front lines of defending human life throughout its earthly existence, from con- ception to its natural end." the pope told the assembly of the International Union of Superiors General. The May 14 papal audience was part of a meeting that brought together some 800 women religious, most of whom lead religious orders. An authentic defense of human life requires a procla- mation of the Gospel message and its call for universal brotherhood in Christ. the pope said. It includes "the promotion of human rights, the defense of the woman and her dig- nity, a culture of peace and communion between peoples, and respect for creation, the gift of God which must stimu- late blessing and praise of the Creator," he said. The pope told the women that their religious orders have always brought the church close to the problems of children, the sick, the aged, the poor. the dying, to young mothers and to those needing education or catechesis. "Today such social prob- lems have become even more acute and complex," the pope said. "In many situations, hu- manity seems to have lost the sacred sense of existence," he said. "It is enough to think of the wars, of offenses nity of defenseless women the exploitation of innocent children and to the many at- tempts against human be- ings." While society claims to exalt the value of the human person, it has lost sight of God-given rights and respon- sibilities and often "falls into the contradiction of negating the right to life, especially of the most innocent and de- fenseless," the pope said. "Dearest sisters, be present with love and prophetic dedi- cation where life is in danger, threatened, offended or de- rided, where it requires spe- cial care," the pope said. The love of consecrated re- ligious is a love which grows as its gives itself to others day after day, he said. ICC impact felt on 1993 legislation By COLEEN WILLIAMS Indiana Catholic Conference Over 278 bills passed by the Indiana General Assem- bly reached Governor Evan Bayh's desk this year. Among the bills signed into law were several the Indiana Catholic Conference [ICC) supported. The ICC Board of Directors asked the conference to uti- lize its resources to impact 10 issues through legislation this session. Issues ranged from prohibiting assisted suicide to funding programs that as- sist children and their fami- lies. "Citizen participation is key to ICC involvement in the shaping of public policy dur- ing a session." said Dr. M. Desmond Ryan, ICC execu- tive director. "This action in- creases the probability that government will be ethical and equitable. Constituent letters, telegrams and calls are essential to the legislative process, he said. Main Street Pha00awCV00 217 E. Main St Phone: 254-5141 The ICC staff, supported by 3.400 networkers in the five Catholic diocese, was able to play an important role in hills signed into law that would: * prohibit assisting suicide; fund the Women, Infants and Children Program; * provide free or reduced breakfast to school children: establish a system to aid caseworkers with child abuse risk assessmem and tracking offenders, and allow juries to recom-. mend the option of life in prison without parole in all death penalty cases.